Go Fork Yourself: Fancy New Tayto
Cheese and Onion, Salt and Vinegar, Smokey Bacon – ’tis far from a fancier crisp many of us were reared, that is until now. Tayto, that pillar of Irish culture, has boldly entered the market with two brand new flavours to tempt keen Irish crisp-fanciers. Straying from the old reliables may divide a more traditional audience but diversity is key to offer variety to existing fans and recruit new crisp lovers nationwide.
Enter Bacon Melt and Spare Rib. We thought it only fitting to sample these new flavour sensations in the traditional Irish manner in which we’ve enjoyed Tayto for generations – while trying to fend off a nasty hangover with a big mug of tae, toasted ham and cheese sambo. Sorted.
Tackling Bacon Melt first, one is met with a throwback to Smokey Bacon with a cheesy aftertaste. Daycent, but I’m not thoroughly convinced it’s enough of a departure from the classic to make me crave them in the way we get pangs for Cheese and Onion. Moving on to Spare Rib and we’ve got a standout in the pack. A bit like Worcester sauce on initial taste, there’s a definite meatiness to the after taste full of Umami (Japanese fabled fifth flavour of deliciousness). A definite contender for a new fave. The kind of crisp you could sandwich between two slices of bread and not miss the meat element at all with!
Tayto’s new flavours come in both six packs and individual (though I’ve only spotted the 6′s myself). If you grab some let us know what you think of them?
They’re on twitter too.